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Rockets road a rocky one

The Kelowna Rockets will be happy to get back home.

The Rockets limped home after dropping all three games of a three-game road trip, the latest, a 4-2 setback at the hands of the US Division leading Everett Silvertips.

And, again, the script was the same. Take an early lead but fail to bring it home.

The Silvertips erased a two goal deficit with four unanswered goals in the win.

Carsen Twarynski opened the scoring with his team-leading 39th of the season...the only goal of the first period.

Kole Lind, who signed a three-year NHL entry level contract Wednesday, doubled the lead in the second.

A shot bounced off a Rocket defender and right to Lind, who broke in all alone and beat Carter Hart high to the glove side.

Everett got one back before the end of the second, then tied it nearly 12 minutes into the third when Patrick Bajkov beat Brodan Salmond to the glove side. The goal was Bajkov's team-record 108th career goal.

Connor Dewer banged home a rebound with less than four minutes left with what proved to be the game winner.

He converted his second of the period on a power play in the final minute to ice the game.

The Silvertips outshot the Rockets 40-24 on the night.

The win also capped off a four game sweep of the season series, the first time the Silvertips have swept the Rockets in the regular season.

Kelowna returns home to host the Spokane Chiefs Saturday.

 



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